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Planning for the 2018/2019 Whittier PTO is underway!  

CURRENT OPENINGS:

PTO Co-President-FILLED
Description: Preside at all meetings of the PTO and Executive Board. Be the official representative at monthly Coordinating Council meetings. Approve all newsletters, flyers, or notices and have approval by Principal prior to distribution.

Examples of Duties: Plan and run monthly PTO meetings. Work w/Chairs & leadership when needed. Regularly check PTO mailbox for mail and follow up accordingly. Help in making decision in regards to PTO. Write PTO updates for the Greenleaf. Attend PTO Council meetings. Commitment is 1-3 hours per week on average.  Please contact Brigitte Brostrom or Amy Soumar for more information.

Co-VP Fundraising
Description: Oversee fundraising efforts/events. Work with event chairs and at times chair events yourself if needed.

Examples of Duties: Silent Auction, provide support for Trivia Night, Fun Fair, and Fun Run. Commitment is 20 total hours to plan each major event.  Please contact Brigitte Brostrom or Amy Soumar for more information.

WISE Volunteer Coordinator — FILLED
The PTO WISE Committee is looking for a new team member!  We are in need of a Volunteer Coordinator to take over beginning in the Fall 2018 and the role can be filled by either 1 person or the duties can be split between 2 people.  This position is essential to the day-to-day running of the WISE program during each session and WISE cannot run without it.  Responsibilities include:
1. Recruit volunteers for attendance and dismissal and be the point of contact for the volunteers throughout the session.
2. Maintain stock of WISE snacks.  Historically, snacks have been purchased and delivered by Costco.  The Coordinator is reimbursed for the cost of the snacks.
3. Communicate with parents and the WISE committee regarding student discipline concerns.
4. Update the WISE binder once per session.  This may include providing a list of WISE enrollees to teachers, preparing attendance lists, etc.
5. Monitor WISE e-mail for attendance and dismissal related concerns.
If you are interested or would like more information about the WISE Volunteer Coordinator, please email sofiavillafuerte@gmail.com

Planning for the 2017/2018 Whittier PTO is underway!  

We have several open positions on our PTO next year and would love for you to join us! If you are interested or know someone who might be interested or good at a particular position, let us know!

You can read more about the open positions here.

2017/2018 Open Positions:

  • Co-President
  • Co-VP of Fundraising
  • VP Wise (We are actually looking for a replacement for 2018/2019 but would like to have someone shadow to prepare.)
  • End of the Year Picnic (Could have two people so grab a friend and do this together :)
  • Fun Run Co Chair
  • Trivia Night Co Chairs (Two people)

Not ready to take on a leadership roll?  We are planning to grow our PTO next year by forming many committees to support our many leadership and chair positions. Being on a committee is a great way to meet new people and get your feet wet with the PTO!  If you are interested in getting involved, contact us and we can talk to you about the different committees and help you decide where you would like to get started.

Your kids love when you are involved with the school and it sets such a great example for them. We hope you will consider joining us!

Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile

Did you know that you can support the Whittier PTO just by shopping at Amazon? Through the Amazon Smile program (smile.amazon.com) you can shop at Amazon just as you normally would, only a percentage of the money you spend at Amazon gets donated back to the Whittier PTO.

To sign up, visit smile.amazon.com and search for “Whittier School Parent Teacher Organization PTO” as the organization. Then, when you shop at Amazon, just be sure to go back to “smile.amazon.com” and anything you purchase will help the PTO earn money to support our school!

2017-2018 School Supply Kits!

Order Your Whittier School Supply Kits Now!
 
Simplify your back-to-school shopping and pre-order your child’s classroom school supplies online for the 2017-2018 school year.  Orders are due Friday, June 9, and supply kits will be delivered to your child’s classroom before the start of school.  Please be sure to select the grade your child will be entering next year. Please order on a PC, as some important information about the kits does not appear on the app.
 
If you order a school kit, sign up here to receive reminders from the PTO about your school kit order: http://signup.com/go/mqGTCcQ. Please contact Kathy Dull at kathy@whittierpto.org with questions.  Thank you!

Spring Silent Auction!

The Spring Silent Auction at the Fun Fair was a great success, but it’s still not too late for you to get in on some great parties and fun events!

 

Here’s a complete listing of auction items still available.

There are still a number of slots open for some great parties and events. So check them out today and join in the fun while raising money for the PTO!

Who Done It? Detective Science Party (For Kids)
7th Annual Whittier Classic Softball Matchup (For Kids)
Kid’s Dodgeball
Pokemon Tournament & Card Giveaway (For Kids)
Accessory Swap Party (For Adults)
Adult Dodgeball
Game Night for Adults
Luau Party (For Adults)
Poker Party (For Adults)
Totally Rad 80s Party (For Adults)
Trivial Pursuit Game Night (For Adults)
Staycation in Style (For Adults)

One Book One School

It’s almost time for the One Book One School project at Whittier!

All Whittier students will read the same wonderful, surprise book in just a few weeks! Please consider making a donation to this great program! The cost of each book is $5. Your donation helps ensure that every student receives a book.





The One Book One School project is a great way to get all of our Whittier Scholars reading, talking, and thinking about the same book. It’s a great way to promote reading and community. Please help by donating $5, $10, $20 or an amount of your choosing today!

Whittier Fall Garden Day

Sun Oct 16, 2016
Noon to 3:00

You can sign up to volunteer for the Fall Garden Day here.

Please join us and enjoy the Fall season as we spruce up the school grounds!
Bring your favorite plants, tools, gloves, kids and friends!
We will be gardening in three areas to beautify the Greenleaf vegetable garden, front greenery, and interior courtyard.

Feel free to stop by for 15 minutes or a few hours. Hope to see you!

-Whittier Green Team

Birthday Books

The Whittier Birthday Books program is up and running for 2016-2017! Please see the Birthday Book Letter to have your student participate. If you are interested in helping with the program, we meet informally twice a month to help children choose their books, record them, and take pictures. Email me at terrimcconville@yahoo.com to lend a hand! It’s a great way to spend a little time in the school and meet some of the students.